Contraversy in the news; Florida synagogue challenges the restrictive new 15-week abortion ban in Florida; "violates freedom of religion".
Florida’s abortion ban, set to go into effect in July, prevents abortion after 15 weeks with few exceptions, such as if the life of the mother is at risk.
There is no provision allowing abortion for pregnancies from rape or incest.
Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor in Lake Worth, FL is challenging, arguing a Jewish woman’s access to an abortion is not only an important right, but one mandated by Jewish teachings.
The Congregation L'Dor Va-Dor lawsuit states in part;
“The Jewish people have often borne the brunt of the horrors that occur when the power of Christianity has merged with the power of the state. The result has been Inquisitions, Crusades, ghettoes and pogroms for the Jews and the eventual loss of freedom for everyone else.
The architects of the Act have taken a first step towards… returning the state of Florida and our nation back to a time when the merger of Christianity and government produced genocide, slavery, misogyny, and the denial of equal rights and in many cases, any rights at all to those who did not share the gender, race or religion of those in power.”
Mother Teresa once said, “The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships.”
The restrictive abortion laws favor a biblical interpretation that life begins at conception.
So, here is a question for you... Christianity is fraught with moral dilemmas; does this law ignore pro-choice Christians, other faiths and beliefs?
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